The Becket Way 
Wilford Lane, West Bridgford 
Nottingham, NG2 7QY
0115 982 4280

Careers Information

Introduction to our Careers programme
It is the vision of the school that all students should aim to ‘Work hard, be kind and do the right thing’ in all aspects of their education and become the most employable young people by the time they leave school. 

We recognise that guidance should be provided that is in the best interests of the young person, is presented in an impartial manner and that good careers guidance is distinctive to the needs of individual students.

Our aims are: 

  • To provide a range of activities that inspire young people
  • To enable students to develop knowledge and understanding of themselves as individuals – their strengths and limitations, abilities, personal qualities, potential, needs, attitudes, values
  • To raise aspirations and increase awareness of the world in which students live and the wide range of education, training, employment and other career opportunities that are available. This will include awareness that gender should not limit career choices.
  • To build strong links with employers and employees who can help to boost young people’s attitudes and employability skills and inform them about the range of roles and opportunities
  • To enable students to make informed choices about their own continuing progression and development in education or employment.
  • To enable students to cope with change and manage effectively the transition from school to continuing education, working and adult life.
The school monitors and assesses the impact of the stable careers programme regularly during the year. In the first instance, we measure and assess it against the Gatsby Career Benchmarks using Compass Assessment Framework.

In addition to this we use feedback from students, parents/guardians, teachers and employers, alongside using destination data of Year 11 and Year 13. Using this information we adjust and align our career programme so that it is suitable and successful for all of our young people.
Some examples of how we monitor our programme include:

• Year 12 Careers fair – verbal feedback from the pupils and written or verbal feedback from the exhibitors.

• MOCK interview day – surveys taken from both the pupils and employers.

• Work experience week – surveys taken from both the pupils and the work experience providers. Contact is also made with each placement during the week.

• One-to-one careers interviews – All the pupils that have a careers interview are asked for feedback on this service.

Our current Careers Lead is Katie Whittaker (KS3 and KS4) and Jerome Foley (KS5).

Mrs Whitaker can be contacted via k.whittaker@becketonline.co.uk  and Mr Foley via j.foley@becketonline.co.uk. Or you can contact them via the school 0115 9824280

Copies of the school Careers policy and the Provider Access (Baker Clause) policy are available here (link to the policy page). These are reviewed annually.